Registered Nurse - Mom and Baby - PRN
Company: Denver Health
Posted on: May 16, 2022
Under general supervision, the professional nurse adheres to the
American Nurses Association (ANA) standards of professional nursing
and performance, and the ANA Code of Ethics to provide care to all
healthcare consumers. Applies critical thinking, evidence-based
practices and competence to collaborate with the health care team
to promote excellence in healthcare consumer safety and quality
outcomes. Utilizes the Theory of Human Caring and Caritas in daily
practice. "Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, Founder / Director,
Watson Caring Science Institute."
This role is eligible for PRN/Intermittent differential.
This role is eligible for shift differential when the majority of
the hours worked fall in a night, weekend or evening shift.
Maintain accurate, detailed reports and recordsMonitor, record and
report symptoms and changes in patient's condition and vital
signsDevelop and modify patient care plans as indicated by
patient's responses and conditionsModify patient treatment plans as
indicated by patient's responses and conditionsConsult and
coordinate with health care team members to assess, plan, implement
and evaluate patient careMonitor all aspects of patient care,
including diet and physical activityDirect and supervise less
skilled nursing/health care personnelPrepare patients for, and
assist with examinations and treatmentsAssess the needs of
individuals, families and/or communities to identify potential
health or safety problemsInstruct individuals and families on
health education and disease prevention and after careAdminister
nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent or disabled
patientsMedication administration, documentation and
reassessmentPromote positive patient experienceOther job duties as
assigned per unit addendum
Assessment - Collects comprehensive data pertinent to the
healthcare consumer's health and/or situation.
oDemonstrates an understanding of assessment findings as they
relate to disease process and continuum of care.
oRelays findings to interprofessional healthcare team.
oIdentifies and reports any abnormalities in assessment data per
healthcare consumer specific parameters.
oPerforms data best practices and HIPAA compliance.
oCollects data to promote healthcare consumer, self, unit, and
Diagnosis - Analyzes the assessment data to determine the nursing
diagnosis and the pertinent healthcare consumers' barriers to
Outcomes Identification - Partners with healthcare consumer and
interprofessional team to identify expected outcomes.
Plan - Partners with healthcare consumer and interprofessional team
to develop a plan with measureable outcomes and goals that
prescribes strategies and alternatives to attain expected
oInitiates a unique, outcome focused plan of care based on current
nursing practice.Coordinates safe discharge planning process and
oAssesses healthcare consumer needs for continuing care and
implements a plan that matches these needs with the available and
appropriate resources through an interprofessional approach.
Implementation - Implements the identified plan by coordinating
evidence-based care delivery and employing strategies to promote
health and a safe environment.
oImplements care based on prioritized healthcare consumer
oPartners with the healthcare consumer, family, significant others,
and care givers as appropriate to implement the plan in a safe,
realistic, and timely manner.
Evaluation - Evaluates, in partnership with the healthcare
consumer, the effectiveness of the planned strategies in relation
to the healthcare consumer's responses and attainment of expected
oParticipates in assessing and assuring the responsible and
appropriate use of interventions in order to minimize unwarranted
or unwanted treatment and healthcare consumer suffering.
Ethics - Practices ethically and utilizes the ANA Code of Ethics to
guide their decision-making.
oDelivers care in a nonjudgmental, nondiscriminatory manner that
preserves the healthcare consumers' rights and confidentiality for
the continuum of care from birth to end of life.
oCreates and maintains a secure, trusting environment by not
sharing information learned on the job, except when necessary in
the performance of the job responsibilities or to improve a
healthcare consumer's care.
oActs as a healthcare consumer advocate.
Education - Obtains knowledge and competence that reflects current
professional nursing practice.
oTen (10) CEs per year preferred and encouraged, or as noted as
part of ProCAP applications.
oCollaborates with area clinical nursing educator to identify
training and care team development needs.
oDemonstrates a commitment to life-long learning through
self-reflection and inquiry to identify learning needs.
EBP/Research - Integrates evidence and research into professional
nursing practice based on Denver Health guidelines.
oIncorporates research behaviors into clinical practice by
demonstrating awareness of research findings, identifying areas of
practice that can be improved through research utilization.
Quality of Practice - Contributes to professional nursing quality
by practicing and evaluating own nursing practice in relation to
professional practice standards and guidelines, relevant statutes,
rules, regulations, and organizational position descriptions.
oSupports compliance with national patient safety goals,
accrediting agency standards, and quality initiatives.
Communication - Communicates effectively in all areas of
oPromotes positive interpersonal relationships with
interprofessional teams, healthcare consumers and visitors.
oTreats these individuals with courtesy, dignity, empathy and
respect; consistently displays courteous and respectful verbal and
oAssesses own communication skills and encounters with healthcare
consumers, families, and colleagues.
oDiscloses observations or concerns related to hazards and errors
in care or the practice environment to the appropriate level.
Leadership - Demonstrates transformational leadership in the
professional practice setting and the profession.
oOversees the nursing care given by others while retaining
accountability for the quality of care given to the healthcare
oAbides by the vision, the associated goals, and the plan to
implement and measure progress of an individual healthcare consumer
or progress within the context of the healthcare organization.
Collaboration - The registered nurse collaborates with the
healthcare consumer, family, and others in the conduct of
professional nursing practice.
oConsistently partners with interprofessional team on healthcare
consumer throughput by proactively solving problems related to
capacity and healthcare consumer flow.
oCollaborates with interprofessional teams to incorporate Lean
principles for quality improvement initiatives.
Professional Practice Evaluation - Evaluates own professional
practice in relation to professional practice standards and
guidelines, relevant statutes, rules, and regulations. Participates
in the peer-review process.
Resource Utilization - Utilizes appropriate resources to plan and
provide nursing services that are safe, effective, and financially
Environmental Health - Promotes a practice environment that reduces
environmental health risks for workers and healthcare
Documentation: - Ensures complete documentation that complies with
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Adherence to Standards of Professional Nursing Practice/ Process /
Performance [ANA Standards addendum- signed] and accrediting body
standards.Ensures all duties, responsibilities and competencies are
conducted in a manner that is effective and appropriate to
patients/clients to who care/service is being provided.
Demonstrates knowledge and applicability of the principles of
growth and development over the life span, as well as demonstrating
the ability to assess data reflecting the patient's status and
interpreting appropriate cultural information of the patient(s) to
whom care/ services is being delivered/provided.Employee has
completed and met their clinical competency standardsAbility to use
medical equipment and instruments to administer patient
care.Skilled in maintaining effective working relationship with
patients, employees, and the public.Ability to react calmly and
effectively in emergency situationsAbility to interpret adapt and
apply guidelines and proceduresAbility to communicate
clearly.Computers and TechnologyMicrosoft Office Suite
required.EPIC documentation preferred.
Associate's Degree (Required) Completion of an accredited nursing
education program that is accredited and satisfies the licensing
requirements of the Colorado State Board of Nursing for Registered
Nurses. Bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) preferred. Experience:
At least one-year RN experience in a direct patient care setting
Registered Nurse (Required) Active Registered Nurse (RN) License in
the State of Colorado or a participating compact state. National
board certification is a preference and encouraged for staff
nurses. Active Registered Nurse (RN) License in the State of
Colorado or a participating compact state. National board
certification is a preference and encouraged for staff nurses.
Basic Life Support (BLS/CPR) from American Heart Association
(Required) American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support for
Health Care Provider Certification/CPR. *Specialty certifications
as required/recommended per unit. All Certifications and Licenses
required for this job must be kept current as a condition of
continued employment. American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life
Support for Health Care Provider Certification/CPR. *Specialty
certifications as required/recommended per unit. All Certifications
and Licenses required for this job must be kept current as a
condition of continued employment.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (Required) American Heart Association
(AHA) Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Certification required.
Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification obtained within
6 months of hire.American Heart Association (AHA) Advanced
Cardiovascular Life Support Certification required. Neonatal
Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification obtained within 6 months
Main Campus - Pavilion C
All job applicants for safety-sensitive positions must pass a
pre-employment drug test, once a conditional offer of employment
has been made.
Denver Health is an integrated, high-quality academic health care
system considered a model for the nation that includes a Level I
Trauma Center, a 555-bed acute care medical center, Denver's 911
emergency medical response system, 10 family health centers, 18
school-based health centers, Rocky Mountain Poison and Safety, a
Public Health department, an HMO and The Denver Health
As Colorado's primary, and essential, safety-net institution,
Denver Health is a mission-driven organization that has provided
billions in uncompensated care for the uninsured. Denver Health is
viewed as an Anchor Institution for the community, focusing on
hiring and purchasing locally as applicable, serving as a pillar
for community needs, and caring for more than 185,000 individuals
and 67,000 children a year.
Located near downtown Denver, Denver Health is just minutes away
from many of the cultural and recreational activities Denver has to
We strongly support diversity in the workforce and Denver Health is
an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
Denver Health is committed to provide equal treatment and equal
employment opportunities to all applicants and employees. As an
EOE, Denver Health does not discriminate against any employee or
applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national
origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a
veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or
local protected class.
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